Katey Sagal is about to make a return to comedy in a new pilot for CBS. According to Deadline, the pilot is based on the Australian series Upper Middle Bogan, “about a wife and mother who learns she was adopted and that her birth parents are a flamboyant but loving family of drag-racers.” Sagal will play the matriarch of the family. Its been a while since Sagal has done a half-hour sitcom, but she’s had a lot of practice playing the mom in comedies, including both Married With Children and 8 Simple Rules. Oh, and she’s also accustomed to playing houses, as she played a house in the Disney Channel original movie Smart House, a fact that is irrelevant here, but keep in mind: She was a very smart house. Written by Dan O’Shannon, Robyn Butler, and Dan Hope, the pilot will also star Swoosie Kurtz and John Carroll Lynch.
Katey Sagal as the voice of “house” in Smart House.